Day in the Pays Lauragais
and its famous cassoulet

tour Pays Lauragais cassoulet tasting

A great combination of culture and gastronomy

After the visit the Saint Papoul Abbaye and its beautiful cloister, we’ll lunch in a restaurant where you will be able to eat the local typical dish, the best Cassoulet in Castelnaudary (other choices possible of course).

Location of the tour
Pays Lauragais
Duration of the tour
Full day
Difficulty of the tour
Easy (Easy walk)
When can I do the tour ?

This tour is available all year round.
For groups bigger than 8 people, please contact us.

Contact us for booking
Abbaye Fontfroide guided tour
tour Pays Lauragais cassoulet tasting
walking tour canal du midi
visit goat cow cheese farm

What will I do during this tour ?

Have lunch in a restaurant where cassoulet is homemade

In the morning, we visit the Saint Papoul Abbaye and its beautiful cloister. A guided tour that will give you a good overview of the history of this 9th century monastery. Discover 1200 years of history through the monks’ refectory, the cloister, the chapter house, the old cathedral with its baroque choir, its Romanesque chevet sculpted by the Master of Cabestany and its monumental tower-porch. Then we will head up to the “Canal du Midi Grand Bassin” and the St Roch lock in Castelnaudary, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Lunch in a restaurant where you will be able to eat the local typical dish, the best cassoulet in Castelnaudary (other choices possible).

In the afternoon, we will go to the Saint Ferreol lake to learn more about the fantastic history of the Canal du Midi (museum possible), and we will visit the small town of Revel with its beautifull medieval Beffroi. And we will finally finish the day by visiting a goat and cow chease farm !

Good to know

This guided tour includes :

  • Transport from and to your hotel*
  • English speaking private guide and driver
  • Comfortable car or minivan

This guided tour does not includes :

  • Meals, drinks
  • Entrance fees to site and museums
  • Personal insurances and expenses

*Pick up and drop off location
For shared tours
From Carcassonne : Place du Prado, 11000 Carcassonne
From Toulouse : Metro Ramonville station : Take the exit « SORTIE vers parc relais et arrêt minute »

For private tours
Choose your hotel on the list or specify your pick up location by entering the address when booking.

Coronavirus Informations

All vehicles are cleaned after each service, guides wear masks and all activities, museums & attraction visited apply strict sanitary rules.
Bring your masks as they are compulsory in the vans.

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